Welcome to the Kepware Blog

Stay up-to-date with the latest in industrial automation and data connectivity by subscribing to the Kepware blog. Browse by recent posts, topics, or contributors.

STEM Skills Grow from Robotic Roots at Maine School

Posted by Cam Dufty

At Acton Elementary School, they’ve added one more “r” to the traditional reading, ‘riting, and ‘rithmetic: Robotics. With help from the Kepware® School Grant Program, Acton students are learning how to create and program complex, autonomous robots—and maybe how to save the world.

Connecting Culture and Productivity with Design in a UMaine Lab

Posted by Liz Zimmerman

In the spring of 2015, Kepware was presented with the opportunity to help design a Kepware-inspired lab in the Barrows Engineering Hall at the University of Maine Orono. The Kepware team approached the interior design endeavor as we would any other project that would bear the Kepware name: we collaborated with our phenomenal design team at Workplace Transformation Facilitation, led by Lisa Whited. Thus began the thoughtful approach to designing a space for UMO students that would foster collaboration, promote focus space, and create an engaging learning experience for students—all while utilizing the Kepware aesthetic and passion for a progressively-designed workspace. Kepware’s bright colors, flexible workspaces, and choice in seating and work environment all needed to translate to this learning lab at UMO. Students and faculty needed to feel like they had walked from a hallway in a university building into a space that could be found in our Portland office. 

Advancing STEM Education and Access in Maine

Posted by Rachel McDonnell

Last March, Kepware started accepting applications for its second annual school grant contest. Committed to advancing STEM education and workforce development in Maine, Kepware’s goal was to help alleviate the technology gap and provide students the tools they need to excel in the classroom and beyond.

Kepware's Top 5 Blog Posts of 2014

Posted by Candace Letizia

This year, we've been committed to providing our customers and partners with insights into our company, products, and industry trends through the Kepware Blog. With 24 blog posts spanning a myriad of topics, I thought it’d be interesting to look back on the year and recap our five most popular posts. Click the image below for the list and links to the blog posts in full.

Four Advantages of Kepware Training

Posted by Joanne Bacharach

Training classes can sometimes be a gamble. You may sign up for a course without always knowing exactly what’s going to happen. You might wonder: will this provide useful information that applies to my everyday work? Will the class be engaging? Will the other attendees prove to be valuable contacts?

The Kepware Customized Training Program answers “Yes!” to all these questions and more. Read on to learn what attendees are exposed to during Kepware's training courses.

How I Changed—And What I Learned—During My Kepware Internship

Posted by Justin Towle

Making the adjustment from a college lifestyle into the professional working environment has caused me a great deal of stress and anxiety up until this summer. No help to the matter was the fact that I had yet to pursue an internship before I had the opportunity to join Kepware Technologies as their first Sales intern. I had many misconceptions about what an internship would entail, but I quickly realized how meaningful a position like this can be when you are surrounded by co-workers who understand its importance.

Brunswick Engineering Program Does Heavy Lifting

Posted by Greg Wright

Kepware recently visited the University of Maine's Brunswick Engineering Program. We were invited by Alex Friess, the director of the program, to attend the end-of-year project reports and demonstrations for their freshman class. 

Everyone Goes Pro with Robotics

Posted by Corky Ellis

Anyone who feels pessimistic about the future of America should go to a robotics competition or at least watch the video I took at the FIRST Robotics Competition Pine Tree District event. Hundreds of New England high school students did "Gracious" battle at the Androscoggin Bank Colisée in Lewiston, Maine in front of 1,000 screaming, chanting fans. Teams from all over New England placed their robots on a 54 by 24 foot (about 16 by 7 meters) playing field, picked up 3 foot (about 1 meter) diameter bouncing balls, and threw them through targets and over obstacles—all while being bumped and blocked by other machines.

How Math and Science Can Save Our Children (and the Economy)

Posted by Corky Ellis

At a recent company meeting, Kepware CEO Tony Paine said to me, “We just can’t find enough engineers in Maine to grow fast enough.”

What? There are more jobs available out there than people to fill them? 

The Top 5 Advantages of Kepware's Summer Internship Program

Posted by Candace Letizia

At Kepware, we understand that talent needs time, opportunity, and support in order to develop. That’s why we’re dedicated to encouraging students to pursue an education and career in engineering. Every summer, Kepware’s Summer Internship Program gives four full-time internships to students studying Computer Engineering and Computer Science. By showing students different aspects of software engineering (such as research, specification, design, implementation, Quality Assurance (QA), and documentation), we aim to deliver a realistic glimpse into the profession. Kepware provides interns with real-life experience, professional mentoring, and a chance to learn from (and work with) some of the brightest minds in engineering. Read on to learn the top 5 reasons why Kepware’s Summer Internship Program is an unbeatable opportunity.